Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Washington, leads the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf after carding 6-under-par 66 after the first round.
Tran birdied three-straight par-4 holes on Nos. 4-6 to give her momentum making the turn. She had one bogey on the day, but evened it out closing with a birdie on No. 17. She leads the field by three strokes with two rounds left to play.
I'm just going to stay relaxed and have a good time out there. I'm grateful to be here and every moment is a good time.
At No. 108 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Tran is playing in her second event at Pronghorn Resort, after finishing T22 at the Open event in 2020. She has one win this season at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Stanford. The class of 2024 grad is playing in her first Invitational this week.
Rounding out the top five in the Girls Division, Sophia Li of New York, New York, sits in second place at 3-under-par 69. Following her, Haley Davis of Ocala, Florida, is in third at 2-under-par 70. In fourth, Ellison Lundquist of Furlong, Pennsylvania, finished at 1-under-par 71. Class of 2026 grad Irene Kim of Woodstock, Maryland, finished in fifth at even-par 72.
In the Boys Division, Jackson Hymer of San Antonio, Texas, had a bogey-free day of 6-under-par 66 to take the first-round lead. Hymer split his six birdies evenly, with three on the front nine and back nine. After playing consistent golf all day, Hymer pulled away from the field with his three back-nine birdies coming in his last four holes.
Hymer is playing in his first Invitational in his second year of AJGA events. The class of 2024 grad has one win this season at the Cameron McCormick Junior All-Star. He heads into the second round with a two-shot lead.
It feels great to have played this well today. Pronghorn Resort reminds me of a course I've won at before and I've been really trying to keep momentum going.
Rounding out the top spots in the Boys Division, Davis Ovard of Frisco, Texas, and Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, are tied for second at 4-under-par 68. Tied for fourth, Drew Woolworth of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Will Hartman of Marvin, North Carolina, both finished the first round at 2-under-par 70.
The second round tees off Sunday at 9:30 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees.